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Posted By Bacffin,
Nov 11, 2012 at 6:13 PM
Yes. Soft maple will be best to burn this time of the year. Save the ash for the colder weather.
Yeah it's plenty dry.
Do you have a moisture meter?
Split it open and let us know
Ash always looks good stacked. Nice job Bacffin.
This is what I have been doing Savage. Mixing in the soft maples with the hemlock right now and using the soft maple for the overnights. When it gets colder, I will drop the hemlock and start mixing in some of the hotter stuff. I have been listening
Listening is one thing....learning is another.
Sounds like you've done both.
You still have some ash Bac? Its dries amazing fast and burns really nice. I had a load split last March (2013) and I tested it last week and it was all 18-19%.
Yep, and I have a few trees to buck still that I will use next year. I will take ash all day long when I can get my hands on it.
best wood IMO
Can you even imagine how dry Backwoods Savage's ash is?
Only as dry as the local environment will let it be. BS hooked me up with a cord of wood my first season burning, I split and checked a piece or two just for kicks. It measured in the upper teens, hard to get too much lower than that around here.
Very few pieces of my driest wood are below 16%, I think that's about as good as it gets here
I can't get oak, well red oak lower than 20%. I guess In 5 or 6 years maybe or split it like paint stirrers.
That sucks ,I picked up a scrounge of red oak a month ago, busted open a 21" round and It was 18% checked and rechecked It was what it was, over 1/3 of that scrounge is ready to burn, even burned a little to try it out.
Maybe the tree was dead 10 years IDK